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January 2011

Food Adventures 1

Monday, January 31, 2011

Japan, 2005:

My father: ‘Funmi, be adventurous with food. Taste it and then spit it out if you must, but first taste it.

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Hiking in the Foothills

Monday, January 31, 2011

Although it was a bit chilly and cloudy today in Boulder, I went on a nice hike in the foothills today. I went up with my girlfriend, Shannon, and we hiked Mt. Sanitas, just west of the northern part of Boulder. Shannon’s a seasoned hiker, so I huffed and puffed my way up behind her, but it was more than worth it. The view from the top was amazing. I’m pretty sure we could see Wyoming and (unfortunately) Nebraska (home state of our rival school).

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

Football Season's Last Hurrah

Sunday, January 23, 2011

So on this relaxing Sunday, I hung out at a friend’s house and watched the Green Bay Packers squeeze by the Chicago Bears to win the NFC championship and earn a place at this year’s Superbowl. It was a good time, with lots of junk food (always a sign of a good time). 

This time of the year is always great because football season never goes out with a fizzle, but with a bang (better known as the Superbowl). I’ve always been a bigger fan of football than basketball, so the post-Superbowl spring is always hard until baseball starts back up.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

The Buffalo Herd From my Side of The Rockies.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hello future buffaloes,

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Why We Live in Colorado

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One of the great things about going to CU-Boulder is the proximity to the mountains. It’s only about a 2 1/2 hour drive, and you’re on the slopes. One of the great things about the AP (advanced placement) program is that you can knock out a ton of college credit (can you say 41 credit-hours?) and have a very flexible schedule. For me, this means I’m lucky enough to have no class on Thursdays this Spring semester! Depending on my extra-curricular activities, I’ll be able to log lots of snow time this season! 

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

Back to Boulder

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well hey there! 

I’ve finally returned to Boulder, and it feels pretty awesome. There’s snow on the ground, a chill in the air, and snow in the forecast. Something tells me it’s going to be a good semester. 

Over my break, I went to Hawaii for a week, sat around at home, and took a trip to Plano, TX, for New Years. Not surprisingly, the Hawaii trip was the best part. We stayed on the popular island of Oahu and did lots of touristy things, like going on an 8 hour tour of the filming locations of the TV show LOST and like going SCUBA diving. 

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas